Coming Out

The Advocate covers everything you need to know about coming out, including the latest stories on public figures who come out as LGBT. The process of coming out varies for each person. Some lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people come out to friends and family at an early age, while others lead a more private life. Activists such as Harvey Milk advocated for all LGBT people to come out of the closet, in order to help increase visibility of the cause and sway the hearts and minds of the American public. For many, the process is difficult and ongoing throughout a lifetime.

Eighteen-year-old Telizza was surprised when her online friendship with Shai turned romantic. In this exclusive clip from the reality show Catfish, Telizza comes out in advance of meeting Shai. Watch the episode on MTV on Wednesday at 8 p.m. Eastern.

March 22 2017 1:08 PM

Photographer Maxwell Poth photographed and gathered the stories of Mormon teens coming out in Utah. This is Carter's story.

February 17 2017 6:26 AM

Photographer Maxwell Poth photographed and gathered the stories of Mormon teens coming out in Utah. This is Holden's story.

February 16 2017 6:09 AM

Photographer Maxwell Poth tells his story in a series of Mormon teen coming-out tales, which have taken on new urgency amid a surge in teen suicides.

February 14 2017 5:15 AM

This mom of a queer daughter hopes to expand her worldview at the famous women's bash.

February 09 2017 5:15 AM

An elderly woman's warm show of support for her bisexual granddaughter has inspired thousands on social media.

January 29 2017 10:00 AM
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